Wai Flow

Hagan Wai Flow

Brand
Hagan
Model
Wai Flow
Category
Touring
Weight
1300 gr
Waist
86 mm
Tested length
181 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
4
4
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Hagan Wai Flow:

7 / 10

Hard snow:
6 / 10
Soft snow:
7 / 10
Weight:
9 / 10
Technical info:
Hagan has sold touring skis since 1924, which means they have had time to think about the best solutions. Wai Flow is one of the lightest skis in the test. The recipe is a light wooden core and economical use of fibreglass, base material and glue. Just like The Jack, there is a lot of front ski and not much back ski. The turning radius is short at the waist and a long towards the front and back.

On snow:
Hagan´s lightest model makes us think of Fischer (from the same factory). It is very easy to turn. Such slim touring skis can easily plunge and carve, but the rocker and camber make it easy to skid when you want. As with Fischer, it fails to perform on tracked snow and hard surfaces. Here it is less reliable than the best models.


Wai Flow

Technical data:

Measured length
181 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 54444
Brand
Hagan
Model
Wai Flow
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
165, 173, 190
Contact length
140 cm
Rocker tail
9 cm
Rocker nose
32 cm
Side cut
132 cm
Taper tail
20 cm
Taper tip
29 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
14 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
99 mm
Min waist width
86 mm
Max nose width
129 mm
Side cut radius
22.1 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
30 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1764 cm2
Weight
1300 gr
Relative weight
0.74 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
17 mm
Hight nose tip
58 mm
Angle tail tip
22°
Angle nose tip
30°
Height of camber
7 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.